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Influenza Vaccination and Reduction in Hospitalizations for Cardiac Disease and Stroke among the Elderly

Influenza Vaccination and Reduction in Hospitalizations for Cardiac Disease and Stroke among the Elderly,10.1056/NEJMoa025028,New England Journal of M

Influenza Vaccination and Reduction in Hospitalizations for Cardiac Disease and Stroke among the Elderly   (Citations: 224)
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Journal: New England Journal of Medicine - N ENGL J MED , vol. 348, no. 14, pp. 1322-1332, 2003
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    • ...Whereas Nichol et al. (19, 24) reported that higher-risk patients were more likely to be vaccinated, Jackson et al. (9) reported that higherrisk patients were less likely to be vaccinated...

    Bruce Firemanet al. Influenza Vaccination and Mortality: Differentiating Vaccine Effects F...

    • ...Some recent clinical studies indicate that vaccination against influenza reduces the incidence of myocardial infarction [45, 53, 54]...
    • ...In a large epidemiologic study over a two-year period Nichol et al. [54] found that influenza vaccine lead to reduced hospitalization for ischemic heart disease by 19%, reduced hospitalization for cerebrovascular disease (16% the first season, 23% next season), reduced risk for pneumonia and influenza (32% and 29%, respectively), and reduced risk for death from all causes (48/50%)...

    Hanne Støre Valeuret al. Innate immunity and myocardial adaptation to ischemia

    • ...Some further recent studies suggest that there might also be an association between cardiovascular problems and influenza epidemics among groups without any cardiovascular history yet, such as the elderly or even among those aged below 65 years of age [23,35]...

    M. D. M. Assinket al. Excess drug prescriptions during influenza and RSV seasons in the Neth...

    • ...65-69 peri-season 12 (6-18) 10 (0-20) 1.14 (0.98-1.32)...

    Angelique G. S. C. Jansenet al. Decline in influenza-associated mortality among Dutch elderly followin...

    • ...It has also been found to reduce hospitalisation in cardiac disease and stroke in elderly patients [12]...
    • ...This observation is consistent with the results from Nichol et al. [12], who found that vaccinated individuals at baseline were on average, sicker and had higher rates of prior hospitalisation for pneumonia and most co-existing condi-...
    • ...Influenza vaccination has been found to reduce the need for hospitalisation in chronic respiratory conditions and heart failure [12,15]...
    • ...Moreover, there might be a sub-population of non-vaccinated elderly persons with dementia and stroke [12] or other advanced illnesses that contributed to the overestimation...

    Brith Christensonet al. Effect of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines in elderly persons in ye...

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